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Himeyuri Peace Museum

671-1 Ihara, Itoman 901-0344, Okinawa Prefecture
+81 98-997-2100
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Open your heart, witness this horrific tale

During the Battle of Okinawa, young high school girls were assigned to nurse wounded soldiers. The... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
New York City, New York
Must visit while you are in Okinawa

I was shocked to find out that the hospital where Himeyuri students were working was actually a... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2017
London, United Kingdom
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671-1 Ihara, Itoman 901-0344, Okinawa Prefecture
+81 98-997-2100
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

During the Battle of Okinawa, young high school girls were assigned to nurse wounded soldiers. The work was arduous, and the conditions were nightmarish. Around 200 of these girls died -- either on the battlefield, or by their own hands, choosing suicide over the threat...More

Thank Fratsia
Reviewed 18 June 2017

I was shocked to find out that the hospital where Himeyuri students were working was actually a cave. I always thought it would be a hospital building but the students often had to dig to create more space inside. The museum has the true stories...More

Thank TaniMiya
Reviewed 31 March 2017

The nickname for the Okinawa Women's Normal School & the 1st Women's Prefectural High School was Himeyuri and unfortunately 240 of their students - who all perished - were assigned to work as nursing assistants at the Army Hospital in 1945 which was a cave...More

Thank Brissy2
Reviewed 29 December 2016

An honest and true depiction of events that transpired. Real touching and moving to learn of the tragedy that beset these innocent school girls. The place is not big but we spent about 1 & 1/2hrs here. My teenage children reckoned that this was one...More

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Reviewed 15 October 2016

All visitors to Okinawa should visit this museum. There is invaluable information about the importance of peace in the world. This is a beautiful museum and I am glad I visited.

Thank fabrizi0a2016
Reviewed 30 September 2016

The museum is part of the Peace park complex and is a very worthwhile place to visit. The Battle of Okinawa was a tragic event, reflecting the japanese psyche at the time , as they had never lost a battle previous to this. The audio...More

Thank suem030
Reviewed 8 September 2016

This is a place comparable to Hiroshima but not as well known. It is pretty dark with all the sad stories. When you see the pictures and names of the 200 Nursing school students (as young as 13 years old) who died during the attacks...More

Thank badgerbob77
Reviewed 7 July 2016

Although this was our second time visiting this memorial, we did not realize the significance it played in our family's past. We found out after returning the first time visiting Okinawa that my sister in law's half sister was one of the young women that...More

Thank Mandi6267
Reviewed 25 March 2016

As other have described the museum & the story it tells I won't repeat their comments again. Yes, it's a very sad story & one I had not heard of before being taken there. Personally I feel it has more relevance to the Japanese people...More

Thank Cameron0128
Reviewed 27 January 2016

The Himeyuri Peace Museum was the second phase of our cruise excursion morning in Okinawa in October last. We were rewarded with an excellent guide whose grandmother had lived through the Battle of Okinawa and had passed down her experiences of that time. That knowledge...More

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